Canada Day Reflections

What does it mean to us, here at NAPDA, to celebrate Canada Day? It means we appreciate the achievements and hard work all our forefathers have put in order to make Canada what it is today. We are proud of this land we call home and its people. Trailblazers not

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Invitation to Pancake Breakfast

We would like to invite you all to NAPDA’s Annual KDays Pancake Breakfast. This lovely breakfast will include pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs and all the trimmings. Come meet members from NAPDA and people from the community in the charming Old Timers Cabin. Details are below: 

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Father’s Day Pioneer Lunch

This year, we had the pleasure of hosting Father’s Day Pioneer Lunch at Old Timers Cabin and celebrating NAPDA’s 124th anniversary. Many families from the community and NAPDA members attended and enjoyed the buffalo stew meal while conversing and listening to live music. On one side of the hall, there

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On Alberta’s Women Pioneers

In the wake of International Women’s Day, we would like to shed some light on some women pioneers in Alberta and related historical background. Northern Alberta Pioneers & Descendants Association is committed to sharing more content on pioneer women from Alberta in the future. If you have an ancestor woman

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Why Archives Matter

Archives are collections of historical records and documents that contain information about people, events, places, or artefacts. The nature of archives is such that they touch upon wide range of life aspects, and they are, largely, actual records and items, not descriptions thereof. This makes them uniquely valuable and different

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Kids Christmas Luncheon 2017

Kids Christmas Luncheon 2017

This season, we have had the pleasure of hosting a traditional Christmas luncheon for K-Grade 5 kids from Mee Yah Moh School. The event was organized by Roy Bird and MCed by Damien Radcliffe. This is part of an annual tradition by Northern Alberta Pioneers & Descendants Association to bring the Holidays

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About John McDougall, Pioneer

In occasion of the upcoming Annul Roundup and Life Membership evening at Old Timers Cabin on October 20, 2017, this is a glimpse of John McDougall’s life courtesy of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol. 14, University of Toronto, article quoted in full written by James Ernest Nix. 

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Old Timers Cabin Renovation Complete

We are glad to announce the Old Timers Cabin renovation project has finally been completed. The contracting company is WC Blasting and the project funding authority is Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. Below are photos of different sides of the cabin to show the end result which we are in love

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15 Facts about Canada

Although we usually refer to the 150th Canada Day as Canada’s 150th Birthday, the country did exit before July 1, 1867. A more accurate explanation is that Canada Day marks an important event in the country’s history which is the joining of the colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New

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NAPDA in Avenue Magazine

NAPDA in Avenue Magazine

Following is an article about Northern Alberta Pioneers & Descendants Association (NAPDA) that has appeared in Avenue Edmonton’s May 2017 issue. Executive Director, Dorinda Emery, talks about NAPDA’s history, mission and vision.

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